Is your accountant happy with your menu?

Maybe you’re happy with your menu, but is your accountant happy with your menu? And by accountant, I mean is your menu able to help you get your customers to support you properly financially? Here’s how to know for sure if you menu is right for your business (and in this way, know how happy your accountant is with your menu).

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How Restaurant Menu Pricing Makes A Difference

How Restaurant Menu Pricing Makes A Difference. The impact on the business was fewer guests overall. What started as a very solid opening soon became a slow, downward slide. The original performance promised to become a $2.5MM business, but over time, turned out to be a projection  lower than $1MM.

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How to go from 3.1 Stars to 4.2 Stars on Yelp in less than 2 weeks in a restaurant

The Land Run reviews on Google were hovering just over 3 stars, and sales at the restaurant were starting to suffer. The owners of the restaurant came to HotOperator for advice on how to get the business to improve. After looking over reviews on Yelp, Google and TripAdvisor, our recommendation was to get their servers to ‘Check In’ on social media when they were at work, and to get their servers to ask for a review on social media.

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Mark Laux on Restaurant Rockstars Reviews Ho’Brah Taco Joint

Mark Laux of HotOperator.com shows you exactly how a menu should be designed with an actual restaurant menu. Thanks to Mr. Chris King from Hohbrahtacos.com Chris has two really groovin’ taco joints in Brooklyn and Staten Island with a cool surfer vibe and great food. Problem is, his menu was not designed for maximum profit… Until Now!

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5 Social Media Post Ideas for May from HotOperator®

There is a conversation going on through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Google Places, just to name a few, that will take place with or without you. As a restaurant operator, you can either participate and have a say in the outcome of how your restaurant looks as a business in all of these places, or you can let it happen without you.

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8 Immutable Laws Of Restaurant Social Media

There is a conversation going on through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Google Places, just to name a few, that will take place with or without you. As a restaurant operator, you can either participate and have a say in the outcome of how your restaurant looks as a business in all of these places, or you can let it happen without you.

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Sometimes A Mental Anchor Point Starts Selling: Parkway Tavern’s Bayou Beast

If you know anything about how HotOperator approaches menu engineering, we’re always in search of creative ways to help our restaurant keep their prices in perspective. One way we do that is with the Mental Anchor Point. This is an item we usually invent that has an unusually high price to make other items look cheaper by comparison. So we’re not always concerned if the mental anchor items don’t sell, as long as they do their job of making other, high contribution items sell more frequently.

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Design-Engineering Sawmill Restaurant Menu System

We’ve worked with The Sawmill in Richfield for many years. Each year we develop a scatter graph and review the menu for what’s selling and what isn’t. What could be improved, and what is doing exceptionally well. This process get George and Holly Boggs ready for the spring and summer season which are particularly good for them. A collaboration between our menu engineering team, our creative direction and the client to help make the best menu for their business.

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Restaurant Social Media Explained In Four Parts

If you’re doing social media right, you should hear from people that they like your social media program. You know, customers who are in your area and visit your restaurant and come up to you and say things like: Wow, cool post on Facebook, or I saw your photo on Instagram and really liked it. And if that’s not happening, you may not be doing it right.

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“Sell” it – “Put it in the window” or “We only have two orders left, push it.”

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“If you sell food to humans on planet earth, we can help you.” -Mark Laux, Managing Partner, HotOperator

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